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5 Tips to Surviving as a Vacation Bible School Volunteer

Being a Vacation Bible School Volunteer can be overwhelming and leave you feeling like you want to pull your hair out! It doesn't have to be that way though. See how to survive as a Vacation Bible School Volunteer.

It’s that time of year again; you hear the announcement: “We need Vacation Bible School Volunteers!” You eagerly volunteer, mark the dates on your calendar, and then it gets closer to time to the big day. After attending a meeting (or two) for job descriptions, Bible Stories, crafts, and worship layout, you start to feel a little overwhelmed and promise yourself to never volunteer for Vacation Bible School again. I get it! I’ve been there, and every year I volunteer.…

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My One Word for 2016

I had always been a very outspoken person, and people who know me in real life can attest for that. No one ever wondered where I stood an issue, because I told them before they asked. If someone upset me, I told them face-to-face and worked it out with the person. I was a very “black and white” person and saw very little “gray” area. I was never afraid of trying new things or stepping out of my comfort zone.…

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3 Things I Learned This Summer

Summer is over and school is starting back, as I look back I have no regrets. We have lived it up to the max and enjoyed every single minute of it. Even as a working mom, I can honestly say I don’t feel like I have missed a beat.  Although I have learned a few things along the way this summer. . . 1. The laundry & dishes will keep…my babies won’t. There are just a few things in my…

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Why I Make Time for Myself {and Why You Should Too}

I know it sounds odd to “make time for myself” when I have a long to-do list, two young kids, trying to run a business, and a husband who works crazy hours. I have learned though that if I don’t make time for myself, I end up running on fumes. When I’m running on fumes, that means I’m empty and have little left to give my family. When that happens, the “Mommy Monster” comes out. When the “Mommy Monster” comes…

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Who are you remembering today?

"This is how he should have been welcomed every time he came home. We waited too late. He was a hero." A somber story of when Memorial Day become "real" for me.

My mom {along with other veterans} stood saluting as the motorcade carrying his body came through that crisp October morning. After the motorcade passed by us, my sister wiped tears from her eyes and whispered, “This is how he should have been welcomed every time he came home. We waited too late. He was a hero.” All I could do was nod my head in agreement as tears streamed down my face. Two weeks before, we had received word that…

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5 Things Being a Mom Has Taught Me

With Mother’s Day coming up, I have been searching for deals for Mother’s Day Gifts, and making plans for my mom and grandmother for Mother’s Day. Most of all though, I have been thinking about being a mom, what it means, and what it has taught me. Just six years ago, we found out that God was blessing us with a child. I remember that day like it was yesterday. My spunky Sabrye and sweet Landrye have taught me a…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: Undeserved Blessings

Have you ever had one of those days where you woke up and just had to drag yourself out of bed? You know, the kind where you just don’t want to do anything? The kind where you think of every excuse imaginable to get out of everything for the day? Yesterday morning, I felt exactly like that. I hadn’t gotten much sleep on Saturday night only to wake up late for church to the sound of thunder and rain. Then I saw…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: Letting Go of the Mom Guilt & To-Do Lists

One Friday in January, I was overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling “down”. I had already committed to helping a friend with a wedding, and didn’t want to let her down, but yet struggled to even get ready. I had just barely survived my first Thanksgiving/Christmas as a frugal blogger. My youngest was just getting over an ear infection and virus, which had left very little time for me to get anything done since she wanted to be held and rocked. I…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: My Heart Belongs to Daddy

It’s nearing Valentine’s Day. Right now, you can find super cute Valentine’s Day shirts for kids at Target, Walmart, The Children’s Place, and other retailers. They have cutesy phrases on them like “Sorry Ladies, I’m Taken” or “I’m a Heart Breaker” and many, many more. Last year, I came across a cute shirt for my youngest that read, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Of course, I snatched it up for her because those who have been around my family for…

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Mommy Moments Monday:: Motherhood is Tough

“I love my job. I love my job. I love my job.” I said as I sat down and put my face in my hands and cried. I could feel the hot tears streaming down my face, and the pure exhaustion rising up in the form of anger into my voice as I muttered, “It will be OK. Just go to bed!” to my five year old. I was exhausted as a stay-at-home mom. It was bedtime, my youngest was…

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